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Why is worshipping God so important? The first commandment talks specifically about the importance of only worshiping the one true God. Exodus 20:“You must not have any other god but me. “You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods.[1]

Worship Changes our Focus

Something happens when we begin to worship the Lord in difficult times because we must look up. When we look up to God, it takes our focus off ourselves and puts our focus on the Lord. Suddenly, when look up our perspective changes and the wind comes back into our deflated sails. Psalm 150:Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heaven! Praise him for his mighty works; praise his unequaled greatness! [2]

Is God calling you to look up in your difficult circumstances? As a believer in Jesus, you are one of the most fortunate people ever to walk upon the earth no matter how difficult your journey is. We have much to be thankful for and much to worship God for.

Philippians 3:8“Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him. [3]

What is Worship?

Why is worshipping God so important? Chip Ingram defines worship like this: “True worship is a heartfelt expression of love, adoration, admiration, fascination, wonder, and celebration. It’s something that happens in your heart and soul when you begin to praise God for who He is and thank Him for what He has done.[4]

The first mention of worship in the Bible is the story of Abraham and Isaac where the Lord asks him to sacrifice his only son. Genesis 22:The next morning Abraham got up early. He saddled his donkey and took two of his servants with him, along with his son, Isaac. Then he chopped wood for a fire for a burnt offering and set out for the place God had told him about. On the third day of their journey, Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. “Stay here with the donkey,” Abraham told the servants. “The boy and I will travel a little farther. We will worship there, and then we will come right back.” [5]

Why is worshipping God so important? Abraham is willing to worship God during his hard test. He confidently tells his servants he will worship with Isaac and then come back with his son. Abraham does not know how God will save his son, but that does not stop him from moving forward in faith.

The Result of Worship

Worship heals, restores, renews, breaks, builds and encourages us toward God. Take time now and begin worshipping Him. Call upon His name and He will save you. He will deliver you.”[6] To learn more about Abraham worshipping the Lord, listen here: https://podpoint.com/light-of-christ-church-podcast/faith-makes-a-difference-abraham


[1-3,5] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

[4] https://www.crosswalk.com/church/worship/worship-the-key-to-drawing-near-to-god-11559086.html

[6] https://www.charismamag.com/spirit/church-ministry/23287-6-ways-worship-changes-us-from-the-inside-out

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